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Old December 21, 2010, 11:03 AM
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it depends on the cards that you will sli/cf. 6800 or 460 series? probably not that much. 6900/5xx series? a lot ? :)
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Old December 21, 2010, 12:33 PM
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at 1920, id rather get the 1gb version

also, how much of a bottleneck would the cpu be if i cf?
Not enough to stop smooth frame rates but if you are sure you will CF, then i5 760 or cheaper Phenom II x4 955.
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Old December 21, 2010, 04:07 PM
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Yes, if you plan on going CF with HD6850/6870's or SLI with GTX 460's, you're best getting a quad-core CPU. It's only $50-$100 more (depending on which quad-core) and you'll see a huge performance increase.
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Old December 23, 2010, 08:04 AM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming : Mass Effect 3, Crysis 2, Heros VI

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
$600

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada - Ncix or DirectCanada

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture: not a fanboy but this time it is an AMD thuban 1055T, MSI 890FX, ram to be announced.


5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
My trusty 5850 will continue to serve well, my monitor, nikao ogre, corsair modular, LG DVD drive, WD black 640.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads: Yes.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
I do want to mildly OC the 1055T - to maybe 3.2

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
As soon as my bench gets some RC airplane parts off of it!

9. What resolution do you use?
1680 by 1050 - that's what my 22 inch Dell does best. Bigger monitor down the road, maybe by Easter.
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Old December 23, 2010, 08:27 AM
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I'd go with a Phenom II x4 with a HD6850.
to Jay90:
You should totally go for a quad core or wait the next platform intel or amd as to offer.


dadzilla:

You should do a fresh new post ^^

SO you are looking for a cpu/motherboard/ram combo right?
I that way you are on the road with the choice you made IF you are going to go crossfire soon.
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Old December 25, 2010, 04:19 PM
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Or get the AMD phenom x2 550 dual core and unlock the baby, ncix has a good batch right now by the looks of the reviews, I got one for my HTPC build and will be unlocking it. I'll let you know when I do however and tell you if I get a quad out of it.


Also a 750mb drive is listed above here, nice typo :P
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Old December 30, 2010, 04:48 AM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming : Mass Effect 3, Crysis 2, Heros VI

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
$600

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada - Ncix or DirectCanada

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture: not a fanboy but this time it is an AMD thuban 1055T, MSI 890FX, ram to be announced.


5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
My trusty 5850 will continue to serve well, my monitor, nikao ogre, corsair modular, LG DVD drive, WD black 640.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads: Yes.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
I do want to mildly OC the 1055T - to maybe 3.2

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
As soon as my bench gets some RC airplane parts off of it!

9. What resolution do you use?
1680 by 1050 - that's what my 22 inch Dell does best. Bigger monitor down the road, maybe by Easter.
You should start your own thread and we can help you there. Hijacking is a nono.
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